25 September, 2019
19 April, 2020
17 Sarah Michel (BOUR)
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Trio snap up tickets to the Quarter-Finals

MUNICH (Germany) - Three more teams are looking forward to playing beyond the Regular Season after Fenerbahce Oznur Kablo, Bourges Basket and Nadezhda all got the wins they needed to advance to the Quarter-Finals. 

Fenerbahce were the first to punch their ticket as they rolled past a desperate Dynamo Kursk who are still in free fall. Alina Iagupova formed the foundation for an impressive 76-55 triumph as Fenerbahce celebrated a place in the last eight of the competition, tallying 24 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds.

Italian ace Cecilia Zandalasini chipped in with 23 points and declared, "This was our target game. We did everything in defense and offense. When we play like a whole body like this, I believe nobody can beat us."

Meanwhile Fenerbahce head coach Victor Lapena added: "I want to thank to my players my staff and the fans especially. They are our sixth player and with their energy, we are playing like we were never beatable, even against world's best players."

In Group A, Bourges Basket glided past Castors Braine 80-59 as they stepped successfully to the next phase with three games of the Regular Season to spare. Canadian national team star Natalie Achonwa had a career night in the competition with 19 points from 73 percent shooting, as well as 7 rebounds.

Erica Wheeler chose a good night produce a season best 27 point haul as Nadezhda squeezed out a nerve-wracking 63-61 victory at Reyer Venezia to also make sure they can pencil in some post-season action. 

UMMC Ekaterinburg made a statement of intent as they swept aside nearest Group rivals ZVVZ USK Praha in emphatic fashion 88-65. Brittney Griner brought the defensive power with 5 blocked shots to add to her double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Things are looking up for TTT Riga who had only won once all season heading into 2020, but now have three victories in that column. They secured successive wins in front of their home fans after beating Geleck Koleji Cukurova 83-51 with Marina Mabrey and Kitija Laksa contributing 24 and 18 points respectively. 

Sopron Basket also look to be finding some form at just the right time. They improved to 5-6 after a superb 67-53 success against LDLC Asvel Feminin thanks mainly to a stellar 18 points and 17 rebounds from Tina Jovanovic.

Finally, there was disappointment for BLMA who would have sealed a place in the Quarter-Finals with a win, but went down 73-60 at home to Famila Schio. The Italians denied their opponents qualification and bounced back impressively from last week's mauling in Lyon. Sandrine Gruda stepped back onto French soil to produce her best display of the campaign with 28 points and 7 boards.